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John LaRue claims his neighbor, Joseph Sallman, was known to "become violent and use firearms when he is intoxicated."

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 7:00 AM

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. (AP) - A southern Oregon man is suing a bar for allegedly serving too much alcohol to his neighbor who then went home, used an AK-47 in a wild spree that left the man wounded, his dog dead and a camel in a nearby wildlife preserve suffering from a stray bullet.

The Oregonian/OreganLive reports John LaRue claims in the lawsuit that his neighbor, Joseph Sallman, was known to "become violent and use firearms when he is intoxicated."

The lawsuit claims Sallman drank "excessive amounts" at Art's Red Garter Steakhouse & Saloon and went on to make threatening statements and shoot his AK-47.

The Oregon State Police said the shooting occurred outside Sallman's home as LaRue drove by and a bullet "grazed" LaRue.

But LaRue said he was shot three times and suffered grief over the death of his service dog.

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